Hot, hot day with threat of isolated thunderstorms

Posted at 1:18 PM, Jul 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-18 13:27:05-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Monday afternoon will be hot and humid once again, with highs in the low and mid 90s. The heat index could reach 100° at times.

There may be a few isolated thunderstorms developing during the late afternoon, especially to the west of I-95.

We’ll see a greater threat for scattered showers and thunderstorms later this evening in the metro area and again on Tuesday as a “cool” front slides into the region.

Daytime highs on Tuesday will be closer to 90°.

It will be slightly cooler and less humid Wednesday into Thursday with highs in the mid to upper 80s.

A dome of very hot air building across the central U.S. will slowly shift east by the end of the week, bringing us some serious heat next week.